Category: Horror

Review: Gwendy’s Button Box

Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars Oh, this was so much fun to read! Everything appears normal at first until Gwendy meets the man in the black hat at Castle View. Richard Farris gives Gwendy the button box and explains how it works. After their meeting, Gwendy’s life is never the same. A lot happens in 170 pages. The story begins in August of 1974 when Gwendy is twelve years old and ends in June of 1984. I felt Gwendy’s constant anxiety over the box. She worried about somebody stealing it and misusing it....

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Review: Joyland

Joyland by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is one of Stephen King’s less popular novels, but I found it very entertaining. His storytelling and character development was still amazing. His novels always take me on an incredible journey and lift me out of a reading rut when I need it. View all my reviews

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Review: The Shining

The Shining by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is another great Stephen King novel, but of course he almost never disappoint you. (The only disappointing one was The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. I didn’t think that girl would ever get out of the woods.) The Shining shows Stephen’s exceptional imagination and storytelling. His characters have depth and although the novel is a bit long, it doesn’t feel long because he keeps moving the story forward. I love the creepiness and the more screwed the characters, the better. Whenever I read one of his novels, I...

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Review: Ghost Summer Stories by Tananarive Due

My rating: A special thank you to Prime Books and NetGalley for a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Out of the fifteen stories in this collection, I enjoyed five of them; Ghost Summer, Free Jim’s Mine, The Knowing, Patient Zero and Herd Immunity. Those are the stories that I wish were novels; I loved the stories, the characters, and the pacing. The remaining ten just didn’t resonate with me. A lot of these stories felt slightly detached. It felt like somebody was telling me a story rather than allowing me to feel like I was...

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Review: A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Rating: This book is a great combination of horror and psychological thriller. Psychological horror is now one of my new favorite genres! I found it easy to get wrapped up into the characters and the plot, especially with the wonderful narration by Joy Osmanski. I couldn’t wait to find out whether Marjorie had schizophrenia, a demonic possession or something else! I’d definitely read another Paul Tremblay novel. My Goodreads A Head Full of Ghosts review.

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